Clayton Residents Become Easy Target for Thief
Local Teen Arrested for Entering More Than a Dozen UNLOCKED Vehicles! Wake-up Call to All Drivers!
Clayton, November 26, 2012
Clayton Police have arrested a Johnston County teenager involved in several vehicle break-ins over the last month. Between October 8th-23rd, Clayton Police received multiple reports of someone entering unlocked cars in area subdivisions.
Apparently, the suspect simply walked through the subdivisions easily removing property from any cars that had been left unlocked. In some cases, the victims didn’t even know they had been hit until police recovered the missing property.
While we enjoy a sense of security in our small town, the Clayton Police Department continues to urge everyone to PLEASE lock unattended vehicles to deter theft. Don’t be an easy target! If you’re going to leave items in your car, secure them or place them out of sight.
Clayton Police Detectives worked with Johnston County Sheriff’s Detectives to develop a suspect following several similar cases during the same time frame that occurred in Johnston County near Clayton.
17-year-old Connor Scott Neas of 3 Cabin Branch Road in Clayton was charged with:
- 14 felonious counts of Breaking and/or Entering a Motor Vehicle
- 9 counts of Misdemeanor Larceny
- 1 felonious count of Felonious Larceny (items valued over $1000)
- 1 felonious count of Financial Credit Card Theft
Neas was already confined in the Johnston County Jail on charges stemming from break-ins in the county. He was given a $15,000.00 secured bond on the new Clayton PD charges.